National Research Foundation (Pretoria)

Upon arrival in South Africa, our first visit is with a friendly face, Dr. Kaluke Mawila (PhD ’09) who now serves as the executive director of institutional engagement and partnership development at the National Research Foundation (NRF), located in Pretoria.

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At NRF, Kaluke and her colleagues describe South Africa’s overarching research priorities, NRF’s role within that context, and samples of how this work is currently accomplished (human capital development, technology transfer, etc).

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They also share how NRF interfaces with higher education institutions, including some successes and challenges in NRF’s efforts to promote research standards across multiple institution types within South Africa.

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